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Virtual Reality Could Help Combat Social Isolation in Ageing Population

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  A new research project is investigating ways virtual reality could help combat social isolation in Australia’s ageing population. The three year research project, led by researchers…

Concerns Over Future Aged Care Workforce

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  Australia does not have a plan to grow the aged care workforce to meet demand as the population ages, according to the Senate. A Senate Committee report, tabled on Wednesday, found

Govt Urged to Take Action on Aged Care Workforce

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd October 2016 -  Aged care providers, workers and experts are calling on the Turnbull government to take action to ensure there is an adequately skilled and equipped workforce to care for a rapidly

Diverse Workforce Benefits Ageing Population

Savannah Holliday, Monday, 18th April 2016 -  Pairing aged care residents with carers from a similar cultural and linguistic background is becoming more common as Australia copes with its aging multicultural population, according

Lifting Retirement Age Slammed

Staff Reporter, Friday, 22nd November 2013 -  A report by the Productivity Commission which suggests lifting the retirement age, and raising taxes and other measures to pay for Australia's ageing population has been criticised…

Older Aussies with Mental Illness Experience Lack of Care – Study

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th November 2013 -  A lack of support and rehabilitation services is one of the major concerns for older people living with mental illness, new research by an Australian health charity has found. SANE…

Smart Homes for Older Australians

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 - 
Photo courtesy A new report by the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) has found smart technologies can support older…

Govt and NFPs Need To Maximise Potential of Ageing Australians

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd November 2011 -   Flickr Image:  Some rights reserved by Brian Auer  Governments, Not for Profit organisations, the private sector and individuals need to…

Single Voice for Aged Care Providers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th July 2011 -  The national peak body for Not for Profit aged care providers, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has announced plans to pursue a merger with the for-profit peak, Aged Care…

Demand for Social Housing for Older Australians Set to Double

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st July 2011 -  With Australians aged 55 and over making up almost 20% of the nation’s homeless people, the demand for social housing for older Australians is expected to double by 2028, according…

$10 Billion Spent on Aged Care Services

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th December 2010 -  Spending on aged care services in Australia in 2008-09 was $10.1 billion, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Aged care in rural

Respect for Older Australians – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th March 2010 -  A joint study by Victorian aged care provider Benetas and Deakin University reveals a lack of respect for older Australians by time poor younger generations. The report was launched…
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